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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features...
Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.
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A small museum but of high quality

Great for kids as it is not too large but has a lot of interesting exhibits and some things you can touch. Also interesting for adults as the exhibits are well signed - the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great for kids as it is not too large but has a lot of interesting exhibits and some things you can touch. Also interesting for adults as the exhibits are well signed - the computer application that shows how humans are related to other species (animals or plants) is interesting to explore

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum which is perfect size for children. A great selection of dinosaur skeletons and is walkable from the city centre.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We often visit The University Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum whenever we're in Oxford. The museum has recently been refurbished, providing new displays and great areas of interest for adults and kids. The museum also often hosts events celebrating science, nature and Oxford's rich educational heritage. We're delighted to hear that the museum has just been nominated... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Being very interested in Natural History but not being very well educated in the subject I was amazed at how many exhibits and explanations there were in every subject in this field. I took in as much as I could and did leave with a head ache but as a very happy more knowledgable person.

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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a superb museum full of interesting items and ideal for children of any age. There are some hands on as well as fun things which the school party I was with (9 and 10 year old) really enjoyed. The dinosaur exhibits and the live tarantula was particularly popular! All this and it's free! Well worth a visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went here just before we saw jurassic world movie. It was fun, with lots of interactive bits and interesting displays. Would recommend for families as there were a lot of activities for younger children. It is a beautiful building so always worth a look at!

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I admire of pre historic things as well as my kids .. seeing this I believe my kids will love them so much as many artifacts are so real and huge ... and complete with the founders or inventors story Good stuff to broaden our knowledge The most interesting spot is in the yard in front of museum you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband, sons and I came to visit this museum after a couple of friends had recommended it. None of us had ever been there before, or even heard of it! What a surprise. We used the Seacourt Park and Ride, and apart from nearly getting run over and a little confused trying to walk from the bus stop to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely small museum close to Oxford town centre. It is quite small but has a great collection of bones and casts of dinosaurs and other animals. Be sure to pay a visit to the attached Pitt Rivers museum which is adjoining.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Highly eclectic collection of bones, bows, arrows, etc. There are often school groups bustling about.

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Additional Information about University Museum of Natural History

Address: Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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